Organic Fertilizer for Lawns
How does Organo-Lawn’s Approach to Lawn Care Differ from Chemical Lawn Care Companies?
Organo-Lawn’s approach to lawn care is to feed the soil and the soil will feed the grass. Our organic lawn fertilizers are designed to stimulate beneficial microbial activity in the soil and we do this with plant based organic products.
Chemical lawn care companies’ philosophy is to feed the plant using water soluble nutrient sources. These chemical lawn fertilizer companies apply frequent applications of synthetic or salt based nitrogen fertilizers. Initially the lawns treated using chemicals will look healthy and green, but these lawn fertilizers only feed the plant and do nothing for the soil. The problem with the chemical lawn care company approach is that over time, when the soil is eventually killed by the chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides, the grass will become completely dependent on frequent applications of chemical nitrogen fertilizer.
If the chemical lawn care companies stop performing their applications the lawn will become anemic and pale in color. Sometimes after using a chemical lawn care program for a year or longer the lawn will begin to develop fungus problems like necrotic ring spot and the lawns will begin to look terrible. The only way to cure a chemical dependent lawn is to stop the chemical applications and rebuild the soil using organic lawn fertilizers. It typically will take 1-2 years to rebuild soil if the lawn was treated by a chemical lawn care company. This is because the beneficial microbial activity in the soil cannot be rebuilt overnight.
Organo-Lawn is the best organic lawn care company in Boulder. Our organic lawn fertilizers are ideal for Colorado lawns.
Organic Granular Fertilizer for Grass
Pax Terra Plus for Lawns
Pax Terra Plus is a premium 100% organic lawn fertilizer custom blended by Organo-Lawn for the soils of Colorado. Pax Terra Plus is designed to foster overall turf health, stimulate deep digging grass roots, and to promote beneficial microbial activity in Colorado soils.
Pax Terra Plus is non-burning, non-staining, non-toxic, low-odorous, and contains no heavy metals or unessential elements. Pax Terra Plus is comprised of premium organic fertilizer compounds that will provide a steady slow release of nutrients for the optimum development of roots without generating excessive top growth. Pax Terra Plus is a natural lawn fertilizer that can be used any time of year but we recommend using it for lawns in Boulder and Fort Collins as an all organic lawn winterizer.
Natural Lawn Fertilizer – Boulder
Organic Fertilizer N-P-K Analysis:
Total Nitrogen (N)………………….6%
Available Phosphate (P2O5)…….2%
Soluble Potash (K2O)………………2%
DERIVED FROM: Corn Gluten Meal, Bone Meal, Sulfate of Potash and Molasses
Corn Gluten Meal as an Organic Fertilizer
Synergy with Corn Gluten Meal contains the ingredient corn gluten meal which is edible and also an approved organic weed control, but corn gluten meal is more than a wonderful organic weed control, it is also a wonderful organic fertilizer. Synergy will produce a long lasting green up of turf grass with its 100% organic slow release nitrogen. Synergy with corn gluten meal works is one of the best organic fertilizers on the market and can be applied any time of year. Synergy is non-toxic to people, pets, and the environment.
Synergy is a proprietary lawn fertilizer specifically formulated by Organo-Lawn for the soils of Colorado. Synergy is the best organic fertilizer available and will also stimulate beneficial microbial activity in lawns.
DERIVED FROM: Corn Gluten Meal, Bone Meal, and Sulphate of Potash.
Compost Tea for Grass
Organic Compost Teas for Lawns
MDS Super Compost Tea is the incredible organic fertilizer and compost tea that is used in all One Earth Weed Control applications. MDS Super Compost Tea is extracted from plant tissue and stimulates microorganism and beneficial bacteria activity in soils.
MDS Super Compost Tea is the same as a traditional lawn care compost tea except it stimulates about 10 times the beneficial microorganism activity of a traditional compost tea. MDS Super Compost Tea also has a natural lawn fertilizer included to help sustain the microbes, after the microbes have been applied to the lawn.
Along with stimulating beneficial microbial activity in the soil, this Super Compost Tea and natural lawn fertilizer will stimulate new root development (thicker lawn), will reduce thatch build-up in lawns, and it helps prevent lawn fungus and disease invasions. Compost tea applications have been scientifically proven to stimulate beneficial microbial activity in soils. When the soil is thriving with active microorganisms and beneficial bacteria the soil will be stronger and more drought tolerant. Also, lawn fungus and lawn weed problems are dramatically reduced when soils are teaming with microbes.
MDS Super Compost Tea is included in all applications of One Earth Weed Control. If you would like to receive an application of MDS Super Compost Tea for your Boulder or Fort Collins area lawn please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
DERIVED FROM: Liquefied Plant Materials, Calcium Lignin Sulfate, and Humate.
Organo-Lawn can make any Boulder or Fort Collins lawn beautiful and lush with a combination of organic lawn fertilizers, organic weed controls, proper lawn mowing, and proper lawn watering practices. Call your local lawn fertilizer company today to make your lawn green and beautiful without using dangerous chemicals. Call Organo-Lawn of Boulder (303) 499-2000 or Fort Collins (970) 225-9425 with your organic fertilizing questions.
FAQ – Organic Fertilizer
When is the best time of year to apply organic fertilizer?
Organic lawn fertilizers can be applied at any time of year. The reason for this is if it is a truly organic fertilizer the nitrogen is in an organic state which means it must be broken down by microbial activity in the soil before it becomes available to the plant. Therefore, a true organic fertilizer cannot burn a lawn even if it is applied at an excessive application rate.
At Organo-Lawn we apply organic fertilizer with every application of our weed control. These lawn care services are typically spaced 6-8 weeks apart. Because our organic fertilizer is a slow release you never have to worry about it burning the lawn. We start applying Synergy with corn gluten meal in March and our last application of the year is performed in October.
What are compost teas?
Compost Tea is a liquid organic supplement made by steeping aged compost in water. A compost tea is teeming with a diverse population of beneficial microbial activity that can be applied to lawns, plants and soils. Compost teas will introduce beneficial microbial activity to a new environment, but the conditions in the new environment must have a proper supply of food, air, moisture and heat for the newly introduced microbes to survive.
Is organic fertilizer better than chemical?
Yes, organic fertilizers or natural lawn fertilizers are vastly superior to chemical fertilizers. Organic fertilizers stimulate beneficial microbial activity in soils as well as provide nutrients for the plant. Organic fertilizers provide a steady slow release of nutrients for the optimum development of plant roots.
Chemical lawn care companies’ philosophy to lawn care is to feed the plant. These companies give the lawn frequent applications of synthetic or salt based nitrogen fertilizers. Chemical fertilizers are high in salt content which has been proven to microbes. Therefore, the more chemical fertilizers are used on a lawn the worse the soil quality will become and the faster the soil will die.
Can an organic fertilizer burn a lawn?
If the organic fertilizer is 100% organic slow release, then it cannot burn a lawn. The reason for this is organic nitrogen is only available to the plant when beneficial microbes break down the fertilizer and release the nitrogen into the soil. Therefore, true organic fertilizers are naturally slow nitrogen sources and the nitrogen is never released in quantities high enough to kill a lawn.
Is corn gluten meal safe for dogs?
According to the Department of Agriculture we legally cannot claim any weed control is safe. According to the Department of Agriculture water is not safe. We can however, claim that corn gluten meal is an organic weed control, which is non-toxic to people, pets and the environment. We are proud to say that all the ingredients in Synergy which is made from Corn Gluten Meal are edible. Synergy is part of our green lawn care program – The Ultimate Program. Corn gluten meal is an ingredient found in many types of dog foods.
Is corn gluten meal safe for children?
The Colorado Department of Agriculture says we cannot claim a weed control as being safe even if it is made of food grade ingredients. We can however, claim that corn gluten meal is an natural fertilizer and chemical-free weed control, which is non-toxic to people, pets and the environment. We are proud to say that all the ingredients in Synergy which are in our Synergy with Corn Gluten Meal Fertilizer are considered to be edible. Synergy is the first application of the year in our Ultimate Program.